FAUX-BIA! THE MUSICAL
The World Premier
On Sunday, December 2nd 2018 at 7pm at
It’s either Fear or Love…
What if Aristophanes was producing on Broadway and commenting on the Greek crisis as well as men's apparent global Fear of Commitment?
What if women completely took over for a while? What if they could replace Fear with Love?
For Immediate Release
Popular Theater Inc.
FAUX-BIA! THE MUSICAL TO MAKE ITS WORLD PREMIER AT ZANKEL HALL AT CARNEGIE HALL ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND, 2018!
NEW YORK, NY (November 2nd, 2018)--Popular Theater Inc. is premiering a brand new spectacular show in the style of Aristophanes, Faux-Bia! The Musical, for one glamorous night at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall on Sunday, December 2nd 2018 at 7 p.m. What if the Greek heroes were alive today? What if Aristophanes was producing on Broadway, and commenting on the Greek Crisis as well as mens’ apparent global Fear of Commitment??? What if women completely took over for a while?? What if they could replace Fear with Love? This new, fast-paced, anti-war musical comedy featuring music from all over the world, written and directed by Angelika Sandora and Sophia, picks up right after Aristophanes’ famous heroine “Lysistrata” devises a brilliant plan to blackmail the men of Greece by withholding what men want the most from women... Writer and Philosophy teacher Angelika Sandora is welcomed by the NY theater scene with this brand new rip-roaring play. Recognizing the state of current affairs in the world and the way they are seeping into our relationships, Ms. Sandora revives Aristophanic political satire with edge and mirth and a talented cast comprised of 28 actors, singers, dancers, and musicians all taking part of the action on stage. Music and lyrics by Angelika Sandora. Choreography by Paloma De Vega.
Faux-Bia! The Musical is making its world premier in New York City under the auspices of the General Consulate of Greece in New York, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), the Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands, AHEPA Delphi Chapter 25 (Manhattan), the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, Kefalos Society of America, and with the support of Alma Bank, and the Kohas Agency. President of the Club for UNESCO Piraeus and Islands and Executive Member of the World Federation of Clubs, Centers, Associations of UNESCO (WFUCA) responsible for Europe and North America, Mr. Ioannis Maronitis, awards Faux-Bia! The Musical as the Best Musical for the year 2018 and states, “We are thrilled to be supporting such an endeavor with a Greek playwright producing an important feminist work with Aristophanic styling to New York City, which is 100% completely in line with our Club’s goals in promoting the Greek civilization abroad and at the same time creating cross cultural dialogue. Ms. Sandora’s philosophical ideas, worldly music and nontraditional casting is sure to bring together people of all backgrounds through the undisputable power of ancient Greek comedy.” The musical features Angelika Sandora, Sophia Dama, Silvana Gonzalez, Paloma de Vega, Stavros Markalas, Theodore Petropoulos, Anastasios Karydis in starring roles.
Enjoy the show!
About Popular Theater Inc.
Popular Theater Inc. is a 100% women-owned and run operation and we value subjects and inspiring stories that praise dynamic women who have been extraordinary role-models in history whom people rarely know about. Our vision is to revive the popular myths and dramatic stories of the Greek classical period in the modern world in the most exciting and relevant renditions. Our inspiration comes from the term popular in Ancient Greece. Although the theatrical productions of that era have been the highest intellectual products of the world’s cultural heritage in art and philosophical thought, they are also popular, meaning made for the people, and not only for the intellectual elite. Please visit us at www.populartheater.com for more information.